Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives teaches kids basic economics as they solve ten entertaining mysteries alongside lovable boy detective, Striker Jones. Without using one bit of economic jargon, the book teaches kids economic concepts like incentives, risk, goods vs. services, trade-offs, and more. Use the book on its own, or draw out the economics more explicitly with the accompanying lesson plans and vocabulary found in the Teacher's Companion.
|Suggested Grade: 3rd - 6th|
|Author: Maggie M. Larche|
|Copyright: 2010 (2nd edition)|
|Softbound: 112 pages|
- "Money is numbers and numbers are confusing. Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives is a guide to the simple ideas of economics for younger readers with fun problems to work through. It is a thoughtful delve into economics and short fiction, a top pick for younger readers." – Midwest Book Review
- "An excellent text for older elementary students beginning to grasp more and more complicated economic concepts. Through its easy flowing narrative with lots of conversational dialogue, children will see that economics affect their daily life far more than they realized!" – Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
- "There is no more important subject for young people to be exposed to right now than elementary economics. Larche has produced a well-written primer that illustrates the economic fundamentals clearly, succinctly, and with a cool factor that young readers will love. Think young Sherlock Holmes meets Milton Friedman!" – James Larriviere, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Spring Hill College